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30 Most Expensive CS2 Skins in 2024: Knives, Rifles, Gloves, and Other

Most Expensive CS2 Skins

The variety of cosmetic items in the Counter-Strike is truly mind-blowing. Even though skins don’t add new features or powers to weapons, their aesthetic appeal always was one of the strong selling points of CS. And there are literally thousands of designs available in the marketplace, with some worth as much as a car. But what is the most expensive skin in CS2, the crown jewel of this player-maintained ecosystem? Today, we’ll answer this question by going through the 30 most valuable items in the game.

Take into account that all prices are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change.

30. AK-47 | Fire Serpent

AK-47 | Fire Serpent FN

FN

AK-47 | Fire Serpent BS

BS

The AK-47 is the most iconic Terrorist weapon ever created. So, it’s no wonder that exclusive pieces like Fire Serpent can cost an actual fortune. The skin was introduced in 2013 as a part of the Bravo Collection. With its stylish mesoamerican-inspired design, it’s one of the most expensive AK skins in CS2.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 21K

Cases: Operation Bravo

Who has the skin: coldzera, FalleN

Price: $448.43 (BS) — $2,245 (FN)

StatTrak: $825.01 (BS) — $4,489.85 (FN)

29. Sport Gloves | Amphibious

Sport Gloves | Amphibious FN

FN

Sport Gloves | Amphibious BS

BS

We will see quite a few gloves on this list, as even unremarkable specimens of this skin type tend to be excessively hard to come by. This pair in particular will please anyone who wants to dress their character in various hues of blue. The skin was released in 2018. Although it’s not a part of any collection, it’s still extremely popular (as you can probably say by looking at its price). The estimated drop chance of this skin is only 0.26%, so it’s no wonder that Amphibious is one of the most expensive cosmetic items in the game.

Rarity: Extraordinary

Quantity: 18.7K

Cases: Clutch, Revolution

Who has the skin: coldzera, NAF

Price: $383.17 (BS) — $4,849 (FN)

28. AWP | Medusa

AWP | Medusa FN

FN

AWP | Medusa BS

BS

Medusa is a beautiful skin, looking on-theme for a gun as deadly as the one-shot kill AWP. The gun itself is decorated with an image of its namesake Gorgon, snake-hair winding around and through itself. Released in 2015 as a part of the aptly named Gods and Monsters Collection, it remains a favorite choice for snipers since then. Medusa is one of the most expensive awp skins and well-liked by players. The fact that this skin can’t be obtained by opening cases only adds to its price and desirability.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 4.1K

Who has the skin: Snax, shroud

Price: $1,649 (BS) — $4,869.69 (FN)

27. M4A1-S | Boreal Forest

M4A1-S | Boreal Forest FN

FN

M4A1-S | Boreal Forest BS

BS

Most players are surprised to see Boreal Forest on the list of the highest-priced CS2 skins. Although the common version of the gun is very much affordable, things are different when it comes to the Souvenir models. The fans of commandos and their tactical gear will surely love the forest camouflage hydrographic of this gun. Although it was released in 2013 as a part of the Italy Collection, the skin has not lost any of its appeal over the years.

Rarity: Industrial Grade

Quantity: 3.2M

Cases: Souvenir Packages (DreamHack 2013, EMS One 2014)

Who has the skin: flusha, fnx

Price: $0.02 (BS) — $1.56 (FN)

Souvenir: $150 (BS) - $5,000 (FN)

26. Butterfly Knife | Lore

Butterfly Knife | Lore FN

FN

Butterfly Knife | Lore BS

BS

This skin stands out even among the already-impressive butterfly knife line! The gold color and awesome engraving on the blade give this model a look to command an extreme price. The knife was added to the game in 2021 with the release of the Operation Riptide update. Although it’s one of the most valuable CS2 skins, Lore is not a part of any in-game collection.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 7.5K

Cases: Dreams & Nightmares, Operation Riptide

Who has the skin: SPUNJ, tarik

Price: $704.05 (BS) — $4,500.79 (FN)

StatTrak: $786.33 (BS) - $5,589.01 (FN)

25. M4A1-S | Imminent Danger

M4A1-S | Imminent Danger FN

FN

M4A1-S | Imminent Danger BS

BS

This assault rifle is covered with various safety signs, hinting that it is better to stay away from  its owner. This colorful and unusual design has won the hearts of many admirers because of how unique it feels. The model was created by Valve and released as a part of the 2021 Vertigo Collection.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 1.3K

Cases: Vertigo Souvenir Packages (Antwerp 2022, Copenhagen 2024, Paris 2023, Rio 2022, Stockholm 2021)

Who has the skin: n0rb3r7, NAF

Price: $547.73 (BS) — $1,642.84 (FN)

Souvenir: $552.83 (BS) — $4,915.18 (FN)

24. M4A1-S | Welcome to the Jungle

M4A1-S | Welcome to the Jungle FN

FN

M4A1-S | Welcome to the Jungle BS

BS

If you adore playing on the Ancient map, this gun is your ideal option. The skin features flashy symbols and a picture of a golden viper ready to strike from its hiding spot. In 2020, the model was added to Counter-Strike as a part of the Ancient Collection. The extreme rarity combined with striking design make this gun one of the most expensive CS2 skins.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 3.6K

Cases: Ancient Souvenir Packages (Antwerp 2022, Copenhagen 2024, Paris 2023, Rio 2022, Stockholm 2021)

Who has the skin: KRIMZ, Snax

Price: $531.35 (BS) — $2,250 (FN)

Souvenir: $542.46 (BS) — $5,600 (FN)

23. Paracord Knife | Crimson Guard

Paracord Knife | Crimson Guard FN

FN

Paracord Knife | Crimson Guard BS

BS

Spider-Man fans should certainly pay attention to this astonishing skin. The blade is covered with a red base coat with a distinct black spider-web pattern. Using this knife is a great way to flaunt your skills in style. Although the skin was added to the game in 2019, it has already become one of the most expensive CS2 items on the market.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 5.6K

Cases: Fracture, Shattered Web

Who has the skin: TaZ, fer

Price: $136.55 (BS) — $2,050 (FN)

StatTrak: $146.72 (BS) — $5,806.23 (FN)

22. Sport Gloves | Arid

Sport Gloves | Arid FN

FN

Sport Gloves | Arid BS

BS

This skin was introduced to the playerbase all the way back in 2016. It is a wonderful combination of dark brown colors and camo print with unusually realistic textures. Many gamers dream of adding these gloves to their inventory to boast during gunfights on Dust 2 and Mirage.

Rarity: Extraordinary

Quantity: 6.5K

Cases: Glove, Operation Hydra

Who has the skin: rain, hatz

Price: $233.43 (BS) — $6,331.56 (FN)

21. Sport Gloves | Slingshot

Sport Gloves | Slingshot FN

FN

Sport Gloves | Slingshot BS

BS

This crimson-red pair debuted in 2020. Even in high wear conditions, their design will still likely impress you. Put them on and show your enemies you aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty! No doubt, Slingshot is worth being among the most expensive skins in Counter-Strike 2!

Rarity: Extraordinary

Quantity: 15.7K

Cases: Operation Broken Fang, Recoil, Snakebite

Who has the skin: kennyS, freakazoid

Price: $252.84 (BS) — $6,896.70 (FN)

20. AK-47 | Gold Arabesque

AK-47 | Gold Arabesque FN

FN

AK-47 | Gold Arabesque BS

BS

Do you adore luxurious weapons? In this case, you’ll like this AK-47, which can highlight your status as easily as it can kill an opponent! The gun’s body is covered with gold, while the stock and handguard feature eye-catching arabic culture inspired engraving. This AK-47 was released in 2021 along with other skins from that year’s The Dust 2 Collection.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 8.1K

Cases: Dust II Souvenir Packages (Antwerp 2022, Rio 2022, Stockholm 2021 Dust II)

Who has the skin: kennyS, SENER1

Price: $1,650 (BS) — $3,543.37 (FN)

Souvenir: $1,737 (BS) — $7,311.43 (FN)

19. Paracord Knife | Forest DDPAT

Paracord Knife | Forest DDPAT FN

FN

Paracord Knife | Forest DDPAT BS

BS

The realistic design of this rare knife goes a long way to justify its high price. Nonetheless, your enemies probably won’t have enough time to see those pixels when you come close enough to make a kill. Forest DDPAT was among the items released with the Operation Shattered Web update in 2019.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 5.4K

Cases: Fracture, Shattered Web

Who has the skin: Pimp, daps

Price: $77.74 (BS) — $175 (FN)

Souvenir: $102.85 (BS) — $8,107.97 (FN)

18. M9 Bayonet | Crimson Guard

M9 Bayonet | Crimson Guard FN

FN

M9 Bayonet | Crimson Guard BS

BS

This is another luxury knife for players who adore spiders and the color red. Crimson Guard for M9 Bayonet was released in 2013. Despite the fact that it was added to the game more than a decade ago, players still find this knife extremely desirable. Besides, it can become a perfect complement to your collection of Crimson Guard items.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 5.7K

Cases: CS:GO Weapon, eSports Cases (2013, 2013 Winter, 2014 Summer), Operation Bravo, Operation Phoenix Weapon, Operation Vanguard Weapon, Revolver, Winter Offensive Weapon

Who has the skin: TACO, shox

Price: $569.81 (BS) — $5,391.50 (FN)

StatTrak: $559.88 (BS) — $8,400 (FN)

17. Specialist Gloves | Emerald Web

Specialist Gloves | Emerald Web FN

FN

Specialist Gloves | Emerald Web BS

BS

Are you looking for the most pricey skins in CS2 to protect your hands? Pay attention to Emerald Web, a beauty from the glory days of 2016! The backs of these gloves have a luxury spider-web pattern with a touch of green. Have you noticed how many of the most expensive skins in CS2 have some sort of spidery motif?

Rarity: Extraordinary

Quantity: 6.6K

Cases: Glove, Operation Hydra

Who has the skin: device, TaZ

Price: $314.54 (BS) — $9,398.75 (FN)

16. Driver Gloves | King Snake

Driver Gloves | King Snake FN

FN

Driver Gloves | King Snake BS

BS

These King Snake gloves can complete any kind of look. Leather combined with snakeskin inserts goes well as both a finishing touch for a thematic look and a standalone eye-catcher. This top-notch cosmetic became available in 2018 and immediately became one of the most expensive CS2 skins.

Rarity: Extraordinary

Quantity: 19.1K

Cases: Clutch, Revolution

Who has the skin: device, kennyS

Price: $164.95 (BS) — $9,477.23 (FN)

15. M9 Bayonet | Case Hardened

M9 Bayonet | Case Hardened FN

FN

M9 Bayonet | Case Hardened BS

BS

A true legend among the community and an auto-include for any list of the most expensive CS skins. For starters, the design of this case-hardened blade is extremely realistic despite how whimsical it looks. The model was released in 2013, and has fascinated the whole generations of players since then. Besides, due to numerous patterns, no two knives of this line are exactly alike, which only serves to make it more popular.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 5.4K

Cases: CS:GO Weapon Cases, eSports Cases (2013, 2013 Winter, 2014 Summer), Operation Bravo, Operation Phoenix Weapon, Operation Vanguard Weapon, Revolver, Winter Offensive Weapon

Who has the skin: arya, kRYSTAL

Price: $476.96 (BS) — $1,057.56 (FN)

StatTrak: $511.50 (BS) — $9,967.23 (FN)

14. AWP | Gungnir

AWP | Gungnir FN

FN

AWP | Gungnir BS

BS

The design of this AWP is so striking that the gun might as well have been brought directly from Asgard. The skin features its namesake, Odin’s war spear, and mesmerizing Scandinavian myth-inspired patterns. The gun was designed for the Norse Collection, released in 2019. Players can’t get this skin by opening containers, a major reason why Gungnir ends up as one of the overpriced skins in CS2.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 3.2K

Who has the skin: kennyS, jasonR

Price: $5,755.99 (BS) — $11,405.10 (FN)

13. AK-47 | Wild Lotus

AK-47 | Wild Lotus FN

FN

AK-47 | Wild Lotus BS

BS

In 2019, Valve released the highest-priced CS2 item among AK-47 skins. Wild Lotus is a part of the St. Marc Collection, featuring an eye-catching paint job of lotus flowers in full bloom. Plus, the fact that you can’t skin by opening containers also contributes to its extreme price.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 2.8K

Who has the skin: device, rigoN

Price: $2,505.04 (BS) — $11,472.01 (FN)

12. M4A4 | Howl

M4A4 | Howl FN

FN

M4A4 | Howl WW

WW

Howl is an assault rifle with custom paint and an image of a snarling wolf, but also much, much more than that. It appeared in the game in 2014 and almost immediately led Valve to a lawsuit due to copyright infringement. The company was forced to remove this item from all of their containers, but so as not to disappoint players, they decided not to delete the existing skin copies from the game. That is, the lucky owners of this item now have a one-of-a-kind weapon of the Contraband rarity, and are unlikely to part with it unless significant sums are involved.

Rarity: Contraband

Quantity: 6.7K

Who has the skin: coldzera, Xyp9x

Price: $3,149.06 (WW) — $5,321.46 (FN)

StatTrak: $10,857.66 (WW) — $12,807.74 (FN)

11. Moto Gloves | Spearmint

Moto Gloves | Spearmint FN

FN

Moto Gloves | Spearmint BS

BS

In 2016, Valve introduced these awesome sport-inspired gloves. Although they are designed to ride a motorcycle, nothing prevents you from using them to deal with your opponents as well. Considering their jaw-dropping design and high price, you’ll undoubtedly be the coolest player on the map with a pair of these.

Rarity: Extraordinary

Quantity: 6.8K

Cases: Glove Case, Operation Hydra

Who has the skin: yam, nicoodoz

Price: $307.80 (BS) — $13,405.66 (FN)

10. Sport Gloves | Superconductor

Sport Gloves | Superconductor FN

FN

Sport Gloves | Superconductor BS

BS

The designers from Valve masterfully combined the blue, white, and black colors with futuristic-looking hexagonal patterns in this time-tested 2016 skin. The target audience for the skin is probably cyberpunk fans, and paying such a sum for a single in-game item definitely fits the genre!

Rarity: Extraordinary

Quantity: 6.7K

Cases: Glove Case, Operation Hydra

Who has the skin: device, NiKo

Price: $760.89 (BS) — $13,406.91 (FN)

9. Specialist Gloves | Crimson Kimono

Specialist Gloves | Crimson Kimono FN

FN

Specialist Gloves | Crimson Kimono BS

BS

This pair of black gloves, added to the game in 2016, is accented with a red diamond pattern in brutal red and black. Since red is one of the most anticipated (and, in our humble opinion, underutilized) colors in CS2, the gloves automatically arrive at our top list of the most expensive CS2 skins in 2024.

If you aren’t looking for the most expensive gloves in cs2 but still want to impress your friends, then Specialist Gloves | Crimson Kimono is your go-to.

Rarity: Extraordinary

Quantity: 6.6K

Cases: Glove, Operation Hydra

Who has the skin: coldzera, device

Price: $886.53 (BS) — $13,752.59 (FN)

8. Talon Knife | Crimson Web

Talon Knife | Crimson Web FN

FN

Talon Knife | Crimson Web BS

BS

Here is another awesome blade from the Crimson Web family. It was released in 2018 and rapidly gained popularity due to how menacing it looks. Its sleek design is reminiscent of the knives used by spec-ops, making you feel like an elite soldier destroying your opponents with style. We are also willing to give this design bonus points for being edgy.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 5.7K

Cases: Danger Zone, Horizon

Who has the skin: karrigan

Price: $317.24 (BS) — $2,764.87 (FN)

StatTrak: $365.81 (BS) — $15,121.24 (FN)

7. Sport Gloves | Vice

Sport Gloves | Vice FN

FN

Sport Gloves | Vice BS

BS

Another cyberpunk entry in our list, this time with a proper neon palette. Thanks to the amazing combination of bright colors, this skin is sure to capture everybody’s attention. It was brought to the game by the Welcome to the Clutch update in 2018, but even now, it’s still one of the most expensive CS skins.

Rarity: Extraordinary

Quantity: 19.1K

Cases: Clutch, Revolution

Who has the skin: dupreeh, jasonR

Price: $512.68 (BS) — $17,634.99 (FN)

6. Butterfly Knife | Crimson Web

Butterfly Knife | Crimson Web FN

FN

Butterfly Knife | Crimson Web BS

BS

This is the dream of any collector interested in the most expensive items in CS2. The blade belongs to the Crimson Web line and is one of the rarest skins of its kind. Yes, it was released in 2014, but it’s still a worthy item for anyone’s digital armory!

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 12.8K

Cases: Operation Breakout Weapon

Who has the skin: FalleN, tarik

Price: $649.22 (BS) — $4,998.98 (FN)

StatTrak: $697.30 (BS) — $21,838.28 (FN)

5. Karambit | Crimson Web

Karambit | Crimson Web FN

FN

Karambit | Crimson Web BS

BS

Who would've guessed that the Karambit would be the most expensive knife in the Crimson Web family? Probably everybody. It debuted in the game in 2013 and at once became one of the most expensive skins in CS2, outpacing even its already-expensive Karambit colleagues. Its cool animation and 'stealthy' design are what make this knife stand out. As a side note, we believe that the battle-scarred version of this knife is different enough from the FN to have its own special appeal.

This one is seriously mind-blowing. Crimson Web is in the list of the most expensive cs2 knife skins, with a clip-point blade that has a curved edge.

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 5.7K

Cases: CS:GO Weapon Cases, eSports Cases (2013, 2013 Winter, 2014 Summer), Operation Bravo, Operation Phoenix Weapon, Operation Vanguard Weapon, Revolver, Winter Offensive Weapon

Who has the skin: TACO, RUSH

Price: $591.62 (BS) — $5,203.87 (FN)

StatTrak: $628.88 (BS) — $26,107.53 (FN)

4. Sport Gloves | Hedge Maze

Sport Gloves | Hedge Maze FN

FN

Sport Gloves | Hedge Maze BS

BS

Another great option for anyone who wants to buy expensive skins in Counter-Strike 2 to attract some attention, especially if you opt for its Factory New version. The Sport Gloves Hedge Maze is made from synthetic fabrics, giving these athletic gloves an almost whimsical look. When seeing the pair on the battlefield, one can almost forget that those are made for combat and can be as deadly as any other design. This rare cosmetic item was added to the game in 2016.

Rarity: Extraordinary

Quantity: 6.7K

Cases: Glove, Operation Hydra

Who has the skin: coldzera, s1mple, allu

Price: $1,183.33 (BS) — $26,261.23 (FN)

3. M4A1-S | Nitro

M4A1-S | Nitro FN

FN

M4A1-S | Nitro BS

BS

The skin is spray-painted black, while some of its parts are covered with tangerine orange. It’s unbelievable that Nitro was released in 2013 as part of the Safehouse Collection because it’s still CS2’s most expensive skin in 2024 among assault rifles.

Rarity: Restricted

Quantity: 1.1M

Cases: DreamHack 2013 Souvenir Package, EMS One 2014 Souvenir Package

Who has the skin: olofmeister, apEX

Price: $0.29 (BS) — $5.42 (FN)

Souvenir: $186.59 (FT) — $29,999.99 (FN)

2. Sport Gloves | Pandora’s Box

Sport Gloves | Pandora’s Box FN

FN

Sport Gloves | Pandora’s Box BS

BS

Surprisingly, the title of the most expensive Counter-Strike skin will not go to a pair of gloves. Nonetheless, 2016 Pandora’s Box commands exorbitant value on the CS2 market, attracting players with its stylish design and rarity. Buying these purple gloves may actually turn out to be a great investment, as they are definitely not getting any cheaper!

Rarity: Extraordinary

Quantity: 6.7K

Cases: Glove, Operation Hydra

Who has the skin: karrigan, mou

Price: $1,830.42 (BS) — $61,629.30 (FN)

1. AWP | Dragon Lore

AWP | Dragon Lore FN

FN

AWP | Dragon Lore BS

BS

Behold, the most expensive CS2 skin! A stunning design for everybody’s favorite “gold” gun has an exciting edition, which looks even better with a stylish CS2 sticker. Yes, technically, you can get Dragon Lore by opening cases, but not the exclusive 2014 Souvenir version with unique engravings. Selling the skin’s Factory New version will give you enough funds to buy a house in New York (or almost any other city for that matter).

Rarity: Covert

Quantity: 5.8K

Cases: Cobblestone Souvenir Packages (Atlanta 2017, Boston 2018, Cologne 2016, DreamHack 2014, DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015, ESL One Cologne 2014, ESL One Cologne 2015, ESL One Katowice 2015, Krakow 2017, MLG Columbus 2016)

Who has the skin: f0rest, adreN

Price: $3,775 (BS) — $11,272.26 (FN)

Souvenir: $33,119.18 (BS) — $483,757.56 (FN)

Why Are CS2 Skins So Expensive?

The most expensive CS2 skins are valued for their rarity, popularity among professionals, attractive design, and/or limited availability. Moreover, there are some legendary near-mythical items, such as the Karambit Case Hardened (Blue Gem). It’s said that there are only two similar knives in the game of the Factory New condition, and their value may reach $1.5 million (not one has been sold yet). Knowing this, it shouldn't surprise you that some high-priced skins in CS2 may cost you several thousand dollars.

Other skins, including Butterfly knife Doppler Sapphire, are almost impossible to find on the market. Their owners can sell them at any rate they want, and they often do just that. Thus, such items are often overpriced and extremely sought-after.

You can also add yourself one of the most expensive stickers in cs2 to add a unique touch to your weapons and reflect your personal style.

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